What's on inManchester

Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

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Between Here And There
Number One,

Open10am 3pm DailyCostFree Public AdmissionOne of photographys most intrinsic and oldest objectives has been to secure a moment in time and offer it as evidence in some sort of true concrete experience. This Exhibition brings together artists whose work explores environments…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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The Vale Music Ensemble - 50 piece band for 11-18s
The Vale

Join our new 50‐piece mega band to rock out beat steel pans and Brazilian drums blast some brass or sing your heart out. These FREE sessions take place at THE VALE in Mossley Greater Manchester. The project runs from April…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01612 737827
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Circa Waves
The Ritz

Circa Waves at The Ritz in Manchester on Saturday 18 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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City vs West Ham United
Etihad Stadium

City vs West Ham United at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 18 April 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

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Findlay
Manchester Gorilla

Findlay at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Saturday 18 April 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Findlay tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and Stubhub…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Michael Ball
Bridgewater Hall

Michael Ball Britains leading musical theatre star multi‐platinum recording artist TV and radio presenter and Olivier Award winner has announced that he will be hitting the road once more across the length and breadth of…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Harlem Globetrotters
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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UFO
The Ritz

UFO at The Ritz in Manchester on Sunday 19 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for UFO…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Five
The Ritz

Five at The Ritz in Manchester on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices all…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Raleigh Ritchie
Manchester Academy 3

Raleigh Ritchie at Manchester Academy 3 in Manchester on Tuesday 21 April 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Stormzy
Sound Control

Stormzy at Sound Control in Manchester on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Stormzy live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. See…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Will Butler
The Deaf Institute

Will Butler at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Tuesday 21 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
O2 Apollo Manchester

Florida based rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd first became prominent in the southern US states post 1973 and went on to worldwide success. Famed for songs such as Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama they were…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Olly Murs
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Achieving second place on ITVs The X Factor in 2009 Olly Murs debut single named Please Dont Let Me Go hit the top spot on the UKs Singles Chart and his second single Thinking of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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While She Sleeps
The Ritz

After releasing their debut mini‐album titled The North Stands For Nothing metalcore band While She Sleeps had already gathered a large following even before having released a full‐length album. This group from Sheffield England had…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Laura Marling
Albert Hall

At just twenty‐one Laura Marling has had a career many of her peers would dream of. Currently nominated for a second successive Brit Award thanks to the fantastic A Creature I Dont Know ‐ released…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Disley Under Fives - Table Top Sale
Disley Methodist Church

TABLE TOP SALEDisley Methodist ChurchSaturday 25th April 10:00 ‐ 14:00Bargains GaloreFree Public EntryLocation:‐Disley Methodist Church 70 Buxton Road Disley SK12 2EYToilets & Refreshments available ‐ Tea Coffee Homemade Cakes Amazing Raffle PrizeContact us to book a table ‐ £7.00 Per PitchShow us…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01663 762012
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Glass Walk
Together Trust

Glass walking challenges our own beliefs on what is possibleGlass walking is the act of walking across hundreds of broken glass bottles. The glass is razor sharp and very real ‐ no gimmicks Anyone can glass walk. …

Location: 6.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01612 834822
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Mum2mum Market North West
St James and Emmanuel Church

Baby kids & maternityNEARLY NEW SALESELL: Sell your kids outgrown stuff and keep 100 of the proceeds. Its hassle free fun and profitable.BUY: Buy top quality preloved baby and childrens goods at our pop‐up indoor market. We bring lots of sellers together…

Location: 4.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07905 906594
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City vs Aston Villa
Etihad Stadium

City vs Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

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Dont Let Daddy Know
Victoria Warehouse

Dont Let Daddy Know at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Echosmith
The Deaf Institute

Echosmith at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Echosmith live in the knowledge that…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Marc Almond
Bridgewater Hall

Marc Almond is currently on tour celebrating 30 years in the music business he has recently released his album Variet which is the first recording of his own work for 10 years. He first rose…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Vamps Union J
Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The Vamps Union J at Phones 4u Arena Manchester in Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Gary Delaney - Purist Tour 2015
Off The Rails Comedy Club

Back by popular demand double Sony Award winner & Chortle award nominee Gary Delaney has announced the final leg of his Purist tour that takes in a further 26 dates across the UK. The tour starts on 15th February at Chorleys Little…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07874 152338
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Kwabs
Manchester Gorilla

Kwabs at Manchester Gorilla in Manchester on Sunday 26 April 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn Viagogo…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Mike The Mechanics
Bridgewater Hall

Mike The Mechanics at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Tuesday 28 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mike The Mechanics live in…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Our Stories
Boulton House,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe Photographic Angle put a call out to photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural social and political landscapes of our times. From…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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Charley Pride
Bridgewater Hall

It must have been destiny that Charley Pride's career in the baseball diamond did not fare well because had he continued pitching he would not have been one of world's greatest country musicians. Pride who…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Public Service Broadcasting
The Ritz

Public Service Broadcasting at The Ritz in Manchester on Wednesday 29 April 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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